Media Create has announced the cessation of weekly sales numbers for different games and platforms. Media Create Games Sales Tracker will no longer be active starting from April 2019.
Media Create is a popular Japanese company that has been at the forefront of gathering and analyzing data from the digital entertainment industry. They have served the gaming community quite well in this regard, tracking and collecting weekly sale figures for popular games on various platforms.
However, now it turns out that the company is going to terminate disclosure of weekly sale reports and instead will be showing the top 10 software ranking without sales number.
Media Create Games Sales Tracker To Stop Providing Public Numbers From April 2019
The news came in after it was announced on Media Create’s website that,
From April, we will change the disclosing policy of weekly sales ranking into top 10 software ranking without sales number.
We continue working on making sales data report (software and hardware), so if your company is interested in market data about Japanese console games, please let us know.
Media Create Co., Ltd.
Media Create has played a monumental role in collecting and providing research-based sales numbers. It was the go-to website for all gaming enthusiasts to assess and publish how their favorite games were doing in terms of sales.
It not yet evident as to why the company decided to take this step. Perhaps further clarification will follow in the next few days.
Following the news, people were quick to point out that they still have the likes of Famitsu and Dengeki, Japanese gaming magazines that also rank games based on sales and various other metrics.
Let me know in the comments what you think regarding the cessation of Media Create Games Sales Tracker service.